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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Near the Pacific Ocean, Clark complains about the constant rain and York is sick with stomach pain and cramps. Four men are sent to guard the meat from the 17 elk shot yesterday. Others begin to plank over the meat house roof.

Scerce one man in Camp Can bost of being one day dry Since we landed at this point...

William Clark

Sacajawea and Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

Wet statue of Sacajawea and baby

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

we finish the log works of our building,
all our last Supply of Elk has Spoiled in the repeeted rains which has been fallen ever Since our arrival at this place

William Clark

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop wall without a roof

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

we have found a kind of timber in plenty, which splits freely, and makes the finest puncheons I have ever seen. They can be split 10 feet long and two broad, not more than an inch and an half thick.

Patrick Gass

Fort Clatsop

2 inch thick boards on a log cabin roof

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

the Indians leave us to day after Selling a Small Sea otter Skin and a roabe

William Clark

Sea otter, Enhydra lutris

furry sea otter floating on its back

Photo by Mike Baird Permission via the Creative Commons ShareAlike License.